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May 18, 2017

Council Connections

Bridging Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties



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Dates to Remember

June 21, 2017

Tri-County Council for Western Maryland
 Business Meeting


September 26-28, 2017
Ocean City, MD

Transportation Association of Maryland Annual Conference & Expo






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New Citizen Access Portal Now Live
Portal will offer twenty-four hour access

Washington County Government would like to announce that the new Citizen Access Portal is now live. This new portal offers enhanced customer service to citizens by allowing them to lookup property information as well as search applications for land development, infrastructure, comprehensive planning, permits and construction.


For additional information, contact Public Relations Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384.




Loan and Grant Funding Available for Home Repair Projects

USDA Rural Development recently announced that homeowners in rural areas who need repairs to their home but can't afford regular loans may be eligible for a USDA Rural Development loan at only one percent interest.    Seniors, age 62 and older, may qualify for free home repairs up to $7,500 through the USDA Rural Development grant program.

    "We are looking for lower income homeowners that need help making a home handicap accessible or fixing or replacing a roof, installation or repair of a septic system, who may need replacement windows, or other repairs to correct or remove existing health, safety, and sanitary issues," Acting Delaware and Maryland Director Kathy Beisner said. Interested persons may apply at any time for this program but funding may become limited after August 31, 2017.


    To be eligible to participate in the home repair program, applicants must own the home and be located in a small town or rural area. USDA must determine that the household is unable to repay a loan at affordable rates and terms.

  For more information, contact the Rural Development Delaware/Maryland State Office at (302) 857-3595 or (301) 797-0500 ext. 4.

To view the full Press Release follow this link.